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Known for almost thirty years for her urban and feminine wardrobe, easy to live with and sexy, Isabel Marant has proposed her version of the ideal everyday bag, the Oskan model, a leather bag with studs on the edges, practical but refined, which is the signature model of the French house. Since this spring, a smaller version in the shape of a crescent moon, the Oskan Moon, has been added to the collections. The adjustable strap can be worn on the shoulder or across the body. The model is designed for day and evening and the variations are varied. Shiny, grained, velvet, two-tone, snake print or metallic leather, in a dozen colors, ranging from classic black and burgundy to pastel pink and cetadon blue. F. Kh.
When we sleep, the cells of our body increase their energy to repair the damage caused by attacks during the day. Hence the need to offer cosmetic treatments that can take advantage of this regenerative overactivity. This season, brands compete with technologies that promise us radiant, rested skin when we wake up and reduce the signs of aging as the days pass. With Honey Treatment, Guerlain draws inspiration from honey dressings used in the medical sector, while Estée Lauder proposes a pre-serum, Advanced Night Repair, soothes and anti-inflammatory for very damaged skin. With Le Grand Baume anti-aging Supremÿa La Nuit and L’Extrait de nuit Sublimage, Sisley and Chanel concentrate their most advanced recovery technologies in ultra-luxury treatments with enveloping textures. C.Dh.
The range of possibilities
Japan is full of myths and legends. That of the fine paper fan, which folds and unfolds with a movement of the wrist, is said to have been inspired by the movement of bat wings for a farmer in the 7th century.e century. Baptized Sensu, This functional and decorative accessory has since largely infiltrated Japanese art, particularly through kabuki theater scenes, dance and geisha performances. The Japanese watch brand Grand Seiko takes up this traditional motif, which can also be found on screens or sliding doors in Japanese interiors, with two new versions of the 44GS, the emblematic model, born in 1967.
Clean lines, polished surfaces, tapered lugs and cut edges, this unisex watch made of stainless steel and equipped with a thick link bracelet – the aesthetic is signed by master watch designer Nobuhiro Kosugi – has established itself as a classic among classics among lovers of fine watches . Available in cream white or deep blue, the dials of these two new timepieces are crafted to reveal the play of light and shadow in a sunburst pattern, like an unfolding fan. Note that these models are powered by the mechanical caliber 9S64, a hand-wound movement with a maximum continuous power reserve of seventy-two hours. M.Ga.
A leopard in the English countryside
For the second time, the British label Barbour has specialized in outdoor clothing since the late 19th centurye century, joins forces with the Danish brand Ganni. The latter, launched much more recently, in 2000, under the direction of gallery owner Frans Truelsen, was purchased in 2009 by the creative couple Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup. It quickly established itself as one of the flagship brands of Copenhagen Fashion Week, with its playful and colorful design, a far cry from Scandinavian minimalism. If Ganni is no stranger to collaborations (the label unveils one almost every month!), Barbour is also multiplying co-creations, in an effort to feminize and rejuvenate his image. Ganni modernises the classics with connotations of the ‘English countryside’, including the famous waxed jacket (Barbour sells more than 100,000 boxes of wax every year) and the quilted jacket, and brightens them up with oversized pointed collars and leopard prints, also played with proportions with short or extra long cuts. A special logo appears in neon green on the nine collection pieces, which also include accessories, checked brushed wool scarves and a rain hat. Sat.
Hair care that is not far-fetched
In recent seasons, the hair products industry has been moving towards a skincare-inspired approach (“skinification”), with formulas aimed at balancing the scalp, on which hair health and beauty depend. If stripping with ultra-foaming shampoos isn’t the best strategy, a new gesture is emerging: exfoliating the scalp. Like face and body exfoliants, it promises to remove dead cells and impurities to promote cell turnover. These grainy-textured products also help to sweep away residue from styling products and silicone or powdery hair cleansers, which disrupt the scalp’s microbiome and suffocate the roots. It is recommended to use these scrubs, designed to wash and exfoliate without stripping, in place of shampoo a maximum of twice a week. One of the popular ingredients is sea salt, which provides a good dose of minerals. It can be found in specialized references: the Head Spa Scrub by René Furterer, the Purifying Cleansing Scrub by Christophe Robin, or the Depolluting Salt Scrub by Cut By Fred. To preserve the properties of salt, the Italian brand Davines uses unrefined salt from a Sicilian producer, combined with softening beet sugar. C.Dh.
Beaujolais full of youth
Every third Thursday of November is the time of Beaujolais Nouveau, this moment when you can touch the taste buds with the conviviality in the raw state of a just finished wine. Young people, who have recently become wine growers, awaken its festive, light and fruity feeling. Like Sarah Perrusset, 30, who took over her father’s estate in Quincié-en-Beaujolais in 2022, and whose second vintage is simply lively and easy to drink. Or even Benoît Marchand, 28 years old, based in Cogny, in the south of Beaujolais, on the family farm La Ferme aux Pierres Dorés. In themselves they adopt the tradition of the new vintage without artifice, to give a new reading of their work of the year and their terroir. At Benoît Marchand, for example, the Gamay Primeur is compact and has a good shelf life. But it is fruit in its purest state, naturally transformed into an authentic wine that today just asks to be shared with rosette and other salted dishes. LG